Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts after losing the point against Mischa Zverev of Germany during the Men's singles second round match on day four of Shanghai Rolex Masters at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre on October 12, 2016 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Nick Kyrgios has reached a career high ranking of No.13 in the world, despite his eight-week ATP ban.

Kyrgios' ranking has risen following his third career title at the Japan Open a fortnight ago.

The 21-year-old is now just three spots off the top-10 and close to becoming the first Australian to reach the top-10 in the world since Lleyton Hewitt in 2006.

Kygrios' suspension could be reduced to just three weeks if he agrees to see a sports physiologist, however, that appears unlikely, following a Q and A session with fans on Twitter, when he told one fan, he would "probs not" attend sessions with a psychologist.